now is the time to explore you
in misty light so low
you become one inky shadow
birch, ash, beech and oak let go
of leafy glamour long ago
abandoning piles of copper and gold
now your copses are barefaced and bold
your glimmering gnarly branches hold
mulchy aromas of moss and fungus
I long to see you bathing languorous
in myrrhy moon and silver scent of stars
come and explore me
in this misty light so low
be embraced by my inky shadow
my trees have all let go
their leafy glamour long ago
abandoned it in piles of copper and gold
my copses are barefaced and bold
my glimmering gnarly branches hold
clouds of moss and fungus
come, see me bathe languorous
in myrrh of moon and silver-scented stars
Kim M. Russell, 5th December 2019
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: O Apostrophe!
Amaya is back with a challenging prompt, in which we’ll be meeting the bar with poetic apostrophe. I love what she says about her first thought when considering the word ‘apostrophe’ being Frank Zappa – so was mine! (“Watch out where the huskies go, and don’t you eat that yellow snow”!)
Amaya has given us a comprehensive explanation of poetic apostrophe, as well as examples from Emily Dickinson and Eric Pankey.
The challenge is a two-part prompt:
- Write a poem using apostrophe; we can name our objects/recipients or choose to be more cryptic.
- This part is optional, or we can skip the first part and just share this portion. Write a response from the perspective of your objects/recipients, which will, in essence, also use apostrophe.